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The Vauxhall Combo Life – a review

DRIVEable Magazine - the guide to Disability Motoring recently carried out a review of our new Vauxhall Combo Life.   "The Vauxhall Combo Life is certainly a good choice to base a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) conversion on, with everything going for it:...

Gowrings – Past, Present and Bright Future

Commercial Director, Lorraine Farnon, was recently interviewed by the DRIVEable magazine (the Guide to Disability Motoring). The interview gives a great insight into Gowrings' business and its plans for the future.   Click here to read the article    ...

Gowrings Mobility Grant Wish for Spice Girls’ Fan

It’s the dream of every #Spice Girls’ fan to see the group live on their reunion tour. But for one young fan, it seemed that getting to the concert would be impossible. Until Gowrings Mobility stepped in to help. Spice Girls fans all around the world were delighted to...

Show and Events in 2019

We have an exciting programme of events coming up in 2019. Please come and visit us to discover more about our range of vehicles. Commercial Vehicle Show 30 April - 2 May 2019 Motability Events The Big Event at the NEC, Birmingham – 28 & 29 June 2019 One Big Day...

Blue Badge scheme extended to include hidden disabilities

People living with disabilities such as a mental health condition and autism, will be eligible next year for a Blue Badge parking permit. From 2019, people with ‘hidden disabilities’, less obvious illness and disabilities, will have the right to a parking permit,...

Get active! The importance of sport for wheelchair users

With 1.2 million wheelchair users in the UK, there's increasing demand for improved opportunities for disabled-friendly sport. Getting active offers important health benefits for wheelchair users and can significantly improve their everyday life.  Regular physical...

Courageous Climber Recognised for Mountain Wheelchair Ascent

Not even a mountain the size of The Empire State Building stops some wheelchair users from reaching their goals. Hong Kong-based climbing pro Lai Chi-wai has hit the headlines over a year after conquering the summit of Lion Rock, a mountain that overlooks his home...

Campaigners Push for Disabled Access Rating System

A petition to create a system which rates business premises on their accessibility, has attracted thousands of signatures. Campaigners representing the Bridgend Coalition of Disabled People, reignited the accessibility debate, arguing that the government should do...

Kyle’s story…

Thanks to the Gowrings team, Kyle can now travel to infinity and beyond! Kyle is 9 years old and battles with a rare condition called Trisomy13. He requires 24 hour care which his family provide along with the constant support of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and every...

Accommodating Disabled Air Travellers – How the Airports Rate

Regulator finds Heathrow poor for disabled travellers Just as many holidaymakers look forward to flying out for their summer break, Heathrow Airport has received a 'poor' rating for accommodating disabled travellers. A report by the industry's regulator found that...

Wheelchair user wins landmark bus victory

Bus drivers must do more to ensure wheelchair users have priority over prams and pushchairs, following a landmark court ruling. Back in 2012, Doug Pulley, a wheelchair user from Yorkshire, began legal action against bus company FirstGroup. He could not board a bus...

Safe Christmas driving

Whether you are planning to visit friends and family at the other end of the country, or just around the corner, you need to take extra care on the roads this festive period. Even if you have a new car or wheelchair accessible vehicle, things can go wrong. It is an...

Plans to shrink the UK disability employment gap

The Government has announced plans to close the disability employment gap in the UK in a new green paper. The aim is to get 1 million disabled people in work and halve the gap between disabled and non-disabled people. Less than five out of 10 disabled people have...

Disability groups welcome end to benefit tests for long term sick

The Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green has delighted disability charities with the announcement that the Government is ending medical assessments for people on long term sick. Mr Green said there was no point in retesting people claiming Employment and Support...

SME Owners on Supporting Disabled Staff

Small business owners recognise benefits of investing in disabled staff An increasing number of SME owners are recognising the benefits of working with people with disabilities. Whilst some employers may think that employing disabled people would be too expensive and...

GowringsVersa Mobility Easter Closing:

GowringsVersa Mobility will be closed: from Friday 15th April 2022 to Monday 18th April 2022

Reopening on Tuesday 19th April 2022

Support for our Motability Customers

Emergency Breakdown Cover
(via RAC)
0800 73 111 73 / 0333 20 218 78
Tyres (via Kwik Fit) 0330 12 315 31
Glass (via Autoglass) 0300 03 799 44
Motability Insurance (via RSA) 0300 03 737 37
Motability Customer Services(Motability Contact Centre) 0300 456 4566 (Mon to Friday 8am to 8pm, Sat 9am to 5pm)

 

Manufacturer’s Breakdown Support for our non-Motability Customers

Fiat Assist 00800 342 80000
Ford 1 Call 0800 111 234  /  020 3564 4444
Renault 0800 085 8005  /  0333 202 3005
Vauxhall Assist 0800 553 388
VW Assist 0800 777 192

 

For Used Vehicles, where breakdown cover has been activated as advised at Delivery:

RAC  -  Tel 0333 2000 999